Discovering the well-preserved historical area of Montblanc was a pleasant surprise. It’s a great place to get lost amid the narrow streets leading out from the Church of Santa María. According to legend, this was where St. George defeated the dragon (at least according to the locals). In fact, there’s a gateway in the city walls, the Portal de Sant Jordí, which is where the legendary saint finished his visit. Whether you believe the legends or not, Montblanc has a folk history full of giants, dragons, eagles, and demons….the only thing missing is a princess!
This place is known for its succession of walls, gates and towers. The "Old Bridge" offers a nice view of the town. It is also essential to walk around the outside of these magnificent canvas walls, about 6 meters high and nearly five feet thick. The walls of the villa are considered the best preserved in Catalonia and also among the most beautiful. I have visited several times. I remember the first time we came here with a friend from Barcelona who told us that the legend of Sant Jordi was developed in this village and also in one of the doors or portals, one can read and recreate this curious story that is part of the identity of this land. I guess it is my Spanish heritage that resulted in me not knowing the details. It was winter which made the place seem even more magical. Tip: leave the car parked and enjoy a stroll around the interesting historical, cultural and photogenic sights in this unique setting.
The famous fight between Saint George and a terrible dragon took place in Montblanc. In memory of this legend there are plaques on the wall and also, every year a festival with a medieval banquets and people who dress up in clothes of the period. Cottages Tarragona: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/casas-rurales-tarragona_bd-es-43.htm